Often switch between a Mac and PC? Want to use one USB flash storage device for both? The thing is that by default, these platforms use different filesystems – discs are formatted differently. Windows uses NTFS, and Mac OS uses HFS, these filesystems are not compatible with each other. However there is a simple solution – you can format the drive to FAT32 or exFAT that performs better than FAT32. In the resulut your external hard drive will work just fine with Mac AND Windows.
You can format your external hard drive from either the PC or Mac. Just keep in mind if you want to use your drive also for OS X’s Time Machine backups, we advise you to format your [...]
With the amount of data we use and save, all aspects of data storage become hugely important, including higher data transfer speeds from storage devices. These days HDDs are often being replaced by SSDs to gain a huge increase in these transfer speeds, but getting that absolute best data delivery may require some more setup.
Most storage devices still use the SATA interface to connect to your PC, so the question arises, does it’s specifics affect your PC’s performance? SATA version 3.0 was introduced in 2009 and was promised to have double the speed of its predecessor SATA 2.0 and in this article, we will discuss the real-life difference between the versions and [...]
Do you often find yourself running out of storage on your computer? Have tons of photos and media files and want to store them in one place? Or maybe you need to backup some important files, so they don’t get lost in case of your hard drive or SSD failure. A great solution is an external hard drive. But there are so many choices – desktop and portable drives, rugged and super slim ones, they all also differ in speed and capacities. So how to chose the right one?
We have created a list of Top 9 best external hard drives for all needs, whether you seek a high capacity or a top-shelf reliability. Whether you are a gamer that needs that extra storage for games or a [...]
These days, people tend to have a great deal of data that they need to store. Hence, it has become increasingly important to have a micro SD card that you can store your extra data in. There is no end to the ways in which micro SD cards be useful, especially if you are the type of person who takes a lot of videos and pictures and needs enough memory on their phone to save it.
However, the problem here lies in the fact that you can’t just buy any old micro SD card. The one that you buy needs to be worthy of the money you are paying and more so than that, it needs to be a card that is specifically tuned to your needs and would provide you with the services that you require [...]
External hard drives are used to backup large amounts of information outside of your Mac’s internal hard drive. Anyone who’s ever lost all of their data after a computer crash can understand how important that is. But there are other reasons to buy an external hard drive for your Mac.
Maybe you want to have all of your data available for when you get a new Mac. Or if you work with gigantic files that need more space than what your Mac’s internal hard drive has to offer. No matter what reason propels you to buy an external hard drive, we’ve compiled some of the best external hard drives for Mac the market has to offer to help you make an informed choice.
Things can go wrong, even if you’re using the best external hard drive on the planet. One of the most common problems that can happen is when your external HDD won’t appear on your list of devices. That can be a nightmare for some – especially if your hard drive contains a lot of important information and you need it right away.
For many years, external storage devices (or solid state drives) have been a valuable tool for users of computer and mobile technologies. They are compatible with everything from laptops to digital cameras, smartphones, and video recording equipment. So, to guide you through the world of SSD, we created a list of best external SSD on the market.
One of their main uses is as a safe and secure form of data protection. If information is copied onto and stored on external SSDs, it doesn’t matter if a camera or computer breaks down. You can simply remove the drive and insert it into another reader. This means that essential data is rarely lost to technological hiccups.
Got a spare hard drive laying around and want to put it to good use? You can do so by getting yourself a hard drive docking station. The docking station is a simple way how to use your internal hard drive as external. Just plug dock station into your PC and insert your desired hard drive, that’s it! If you have to switch between hard drives and swap them frequently, there isn’t an easier way than dock station.
You can find tons of stations on the market. Some are cheaper some more expensive, some has only one HDD slot some have 4 and more. Interfaces vary too. We have created a list of Top 7 Hard Drive Docking stations based on their performance, price and [...]
Enclosures are a great way to use your Internal hard drive as an external. Do you need a portable hard drive with features that external hard drives don’t have? Got a spare internal hard drive and want to put it to good use cheaply? Don’t worry, just grab an enclosure! But before your getting one, you should learn few things like connections and form factors. We have created a list of best HDD enclosures out there, whether you need one for 2.5-inch laptop or 3.5-inch desktop hard drive. Find your enclosure!
Need to swap drives frequently? HDD docking station might be a better choice for you. Read our [...]
Gone are the times when one suffered from low definition multimedia content; thanks to high-quality audio and video recorders, as well as powerful computers that can process them efficiently, more and higher definition multimedia content are becoming available online. This means that we need more memory, to store the same length movie or 100 photos than before. Unfortunately, many computers are equipped with a meager 1TB of disk space, some of which is already taken up by the operating system. Apart from that, computers are still far from perfect and will often fail at the most inconvenient times – it always helps to have a backup of all your most important files.